Our Academy Family

The Diocese of Bristol Academies Trust (DBAT)

At Tadpole Farm CE Primary Academy, the Local Board reports directly to a Multi Academy Trust, which is called the Diocese of Bristol Academies Trust (DBAT).   

The Diocese of Bristol Academies Trust (DBAT) was founded in 2012, enabling the Diocese of Bristol’s Board of Education to sponsor academies. It currently sponsors a number of primary academies in the region.

At the Diocese of Bristol Academies Trust, our academies work together in the same way that a family works together, sharing good ideas and resources with everyone’s best interest at heart. Everyone on our team – including staff, teachers and governors – makes sure every child knows that they will be supported and challenged to achieve their very best. We will work quickly to get results and we won’t waste time – we know that children only get one chance at their education and we are committed to making every lesson count. Our goal is to make the academy ‘Outstanding’ as soon as possible.

We believe in offering a Christian education which is accessible to children of all faiths and none.  Our pupils and staff should have the very best in their teaching, learning, leadership, management and safety.  All our academies and schools share experiences and skills to make sure that everyone learns from each other constantly and that pupils and staff all benefit from each other and we look forward to including Easton in our family.

DBAT’s core purposes are to:
  • Focus on improving the educational experiences, employment prospects and life chances of young people, especially those from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Demonstrate that children’s life-chances are improved when their formal education is within the context of an academy that is founded in the Christian tradition, establishes an ethos that is distinctively Christian and embraces the very best practices in teaching, learning, leadership, management and safety.
  • Accelerate students’ levels of attainment and achievement, and raises student, teacher and parental aspirations and ambitions.
  • Help to create more cohesive communities enhancing opportunities for social mobility by striving to eliminate the attainment gap between students from disadvantaged backgrounds and young people who by circumstances of birth and inheritance take for granted their automatic right to a good education.
  • Transform the overall performance of underperforming schools in deprived areas, helping to improve and innovate in all aspects of teaching, learning and leadership and promoting the development of future leaders.

To find out further information about the Trust, please view the policies or business information.

Sponsor: Diocese of Bristol Academy Company  (DoBAC)

Multi Academy Trust: Diocese of Bristol Academies Trust (DBAT)

Local Board: Tadpole Farm CE Primary  Academy


  • Two members appointed by the DBAT
  • Four foundation members plus and ex-Officio foundation member
  • Principal, 
  • Two parent members 
  • One staff member
  • One community member
  • Clerk to Local Board (non voting)

Local Boards of other Academies:

Our DBAT family of schools - click here to view the other schools in our Academy Trust.